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Sunday, March 31, 2019

NWA Capt. Peter F. Campbell

Military veteran, NWA Capt. Peter F. Campbell
February 7, 1943 ~ March 27, 2019
Notification with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest Airlines pilot Captain Peter Francis Campbell, age 76.  Captain Campbell is survived by his children and grandchildren.  Whitepages list his most recent residence as
6351 Saint Croix Trl N Apt 238, Stillwater MN 55082-6976.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
 Obituary may also be viewed at
VISITATION :  April 2nd from 9:30-10:30AM, Bradshaw Funeral Services, 2800 Curve Crest Blvd., Stillwater, MN.
MEMORIAL SERVICE :  April 2nd at 10:30AM, Bradshaw Funeral Services, 2800 Curve Crest Blvd., Stillwater, MN.
If more information is received, we will be sure to pass it along....any corrections are always appreciated.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN

Beloved father, Grandfather, brother, uncle Died surrounded by family on March 27, 2019. Survived by daughters, Eryn (Dan) Billings, Caitlin Campbell; their mother, Alexis Campbell; brothers, John (Marlys), James (Monica), Thomas (Abbe); grandchildren, Theodore and Baby Girl Billings; many nieces, nephews, friends. Preceded in death by parents, Christian and Eunice; sister, Christy Lebens. Pete was a Naval Aviator during the Vietnam War and flew for 14 years in the US Navy Reserve. He had a 28-year career as a commercial pilot, primarily with Northwest Airlines, retiring as Captain. He was an active member of American Legion Post 48, and was Legionnaire of the Year in 2009. Pete was a generous man with an irreverent sense of humor. He was a caring big brother and doted on his grandson, Theo. Memorial Service will be 10:30AM Tuesday, April 2 at BRADSHAW, 2800 Curve Crest Blvd, Stillwater, with visitation one hour prior. Memorials to Disabled American Veterans preferred. 651-439-5511

WA/DL Capt. James E. Pollak

USAF veteran, WA/DL Capt. James E. Pollak
September 4, 1940 ~ March 26, 2019
Friends have notified us with news of the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain James Eugene Pollak, age 78.  Captain Pollak 
joined Western Airlines 01-27-1969 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 2000, based LAX/030.  He is survived by his wife Bonnie, their children and grandchildren, plus many dear friends and aviation colleagues.
A member of the Caterpillar Club, you can read more of Capt. Pollak’s military service at 

To view Capt. Pollak’s obituary online please visit these websites:
Funeral home ctc:  Saddleback Chapel  Phone: (714) 544-1450
220 East Main Street, Tustin, CA 9278.
Funeral Rosary and Mass will be said April 5th at St Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Tustin, with reception at house immediately following.  April 6th graveside services with military honors will be held at Holy Sepulcher Catholic Cemetery ... please see details below.
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
10531 Boca Canyon Dr., Santa Ana CA 92705-2512. 
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obittuary.............Pollak, James, age 78,
passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in the presence of his loving family in Santa Ana, CA. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Jim proudly served his Country during the Vietnam War. He then went on to a prestigious 31 year career as a Commercial Pilot for 15 years with Western Airlines and 16 years with Delta Airlines until his retirement in the year 2000. Jim was a member of The American Legion, Post 291, in Newport Harbor, CA. Jim is lovingly survived by his wife of 55 years, Bonnie; their daughters, Kimberly (Brach) Rick, Pamela (Greg) Gardner and Holly (John) Nilson; as well as his five grandchildren: Garrett, Jenna, Brach, Trey and Natalie. A Funeral Mass for Jim will be on Friday, April 5, 2019 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Tustin, CA, beginning with the Rosary at 9:30 AM and Mass beginning at 10:00 AM. Burial services will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, CA. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Jim's honor to The Wounded Warrior Project at:

NC/RC/NWA/DL ops dispatcher Roy Wynn

NC/RC/NWA/DL ops dispatcher Roy Wynn
July 23, 1946 - March 27, 2019

Word has reached our group with news of the passing of retired Delta Air Lines Ops Dispatcher Mr. Roy Allen Wynn, age 72. 
Please see career information in obituary below.  Roy is survived by his wife Marcia, their children and grandchildren, plus many other dear family members and friends.  Visitation and funeral services are planned for April 1st in Minnesota.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at  
Arrangements have been entrusted to White Funeral Home of Lakeville, MN.  
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages list the family residence as
13644 Crompton Ave., Rosemount MN 55068-4716.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Wynn, Roy A. age 72, of Rosemount, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness, Wednesday March 27th.  Preceded in death by his parents, Gailand and Ferne Wynn, and Siblings Vernon and Elsie.  Survived by his wife of 53 years, Marcia; Children Lori (Tom) Sandish, Michael (Stephanie) Wynn, Ryan (Amanda) Wynn; Grandchildren (Maddie and Jacob Sandish and Jackson and Emma Wynn); and 9 siblings.
Roy retired in 2016 from Delta Airlines, after 50 years in the Operation Control Center.  He began his career at North Central Airlines at 12:01 on his 23rd birthday, becoming the youngest dispatcher on record.  He continued to work in many operations roles while the airlines evolved from North Central to Republic, then Northwest, and finally to Delta.  Roy enjoyed travelling, spending time outdoors, and socializing with his family and friends.  Roy will be missed by the many family, friends and coworkers that knew and loved him.
Funeral services Monday, April 1st at 11:00am.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 am.
White Funeral Home 20134 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville, MN 55044.Condolences: www.whitefuneralhomes.com

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the donor’s favorite charity.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

PHX NWA/DL Mechanic Paul Clark Brent

Military veteran, PHX NWA/DL  Mechanic  Paul Clark Brent
January 3, 1958 - March 17, 2019 
Friends and family have contacted our site with news of the passing of Northwest/Delta mechanic Paul C. Brent, based PHX.  Paul joined Northwest Airlines in 1985 and was with Delta Air Lines up to the time of his passing.  Paul was 61 years of age.  He is survived by his wife Carol, their children and grandchildren, plus many other close family members and friends.
Memories and condolences may be shared online at 
Arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Home, 251 W. Juniper Ave., Gilbert, AZ 85233
Phone: 480-892-9411    www.falconerfuneralhome.com 
Service are planned for Friday, April 5th at First Baptist Church of Tempe AZ.
Please see contact and all available information below.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Site notice with obituary.........msg rcvd Saturday, March 23, 2019 ...............
     Deceased full name: Paul Clark Brent
     Date of Birth:  01/03/1958     Date of Death:  03/17/2019
     Relationship:  Grnd employee , Active , PHX   Airline:  NWA-DAL 
     Age at death:  61
     Cause of death:  Glioblastoma Multiforme
     Living Spouse:  Carol Brent
     Address:  607 West Mesquite Street, Gilbert AZ 85233-6325
    Contact Name: David Brent at davidgbrent@gmail.com   Phone (734) 755-4587 
Brent, Paul Clark... age 61, husband of Carol Marie Brent, née Anderson, of Phoenix, Arizona (formerly Monroe, Michigan), passed peacefully into the arms of God on March 17th, 2017. Paul was born January 3rd, 1958, in Dearborn, Michigan, the fourth of four children to the late Walter and Margaret Brent, née Clarke. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1975 and joined the Air National Guard. He served his country as an aircraft electrician for 10 years in both Michigan (191st Aircraft Electrical Shop, FIG/CAM Squadron, Selfridge Air Base, 1976-1980, 1983-1985) and Arizona (162 Fighter Wing, Tucson International Guard Base, 1980-1983) before honorably exiting military service. He worked as an aircraft mechanic for Zantop from 1977-1980, then Gates Lear Jet in Arizona from 1980-1982. He then served proudly as an A&P and IA for Northwest/Delta Air Lines from 1985 until his passing. He was an active member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, chapters 113 and 457, at one point serving as president of both chapters. Over his 30+ years as an EAA member, he gave innumerable Young Eagle rides to local children, introducing countless young minds to the joys of aviation in his Aeronca Chief, Aeronca Champ and Cessna 170. Later in life he became passionate about boating as well, and his generous and fun-loving spirit led to many shared days with friends and family on Lake Erie and Lake Pleasant (Arizona). In addition to aviation and boating, Paul was known for his commitment to his family, old friends, good beer, and bad jokes. Some of his favorite memories were made on the annual Brent Family Canoe Trip, which was a raucous and joyous combination of all of the above. Paul married his second wife in 1986, and they had three children who were his pride and joy. Graduates of St. Patrick’s in Carleton and Saint Mary Catholic Central in Monroe, his kids remember him as an active, involved and supportive father who never missed a track meet, volleyball game or basketball game. He was divorced in 2010 and reunited with his high school sweetheart in 2014. They married in January 2015 and moved to Phoenix, Arizona. He was diagnosed with a Grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme on October 6th, 2017, and underwent surgical resection, chemotherapy and radiation. He was blessed with good function for almost 15 months before passing on to Heaven. He was survived by his wife, Carol Marie Brent; his three children, David (Christine) Brent of Ann Arbor, MI, Joshua (Hillary) Brent of Atlanta, GA, and Sarah (Matt) Brent of Ann Arbor, MI; his grandchildren, Collin Paul and Oliver Clark; many step-children and step-grandchildren; his siblings, Judith Sayre of Tucson, AZ, Diane (Walter) Sobota of Troy, MI, and Robert (Kathy) Brent of Lake Orion; many nieces and nephews; and innumerable friends.
A formal memorial service will be celebrated on Friday, April 5th at 10:00am at the First Baptist Church of Tempe, 4525 South McClintock Drive, Tempe, Arizona, 85282. Pastor Roger Ball will be the celebrant. Flowers may be sent to Falconer Funeral Home, 251 West Juniper, Gilbert, Arizona, 85233. Donations to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550, Chicago, Illinois, 60631, will also be accepted. For those unable to travel, an informal celebration gathering will be held on March 30th from 12p-5p at the Monroe Boat Club, 7932 North Harbor Drive, Monroe, Michigan. No flowers will be accepted at that time, although online donations to ABTA will be open. 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Nancy Elaine ‘Layne’ Slough, wife of DL Capt. Phil Slough

Nancy Elaine ‘Layne’ Slough, wife of DL Capt. Phil Slough
November 24, 1940 ~ March 19, 2019 (Age 78)
Word has reached our group... this news with the passing of Layne Slough, wife of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Phillip Robert Slough.  Layne is survived by her husband Phil, her daughter and grandchildren, plus many other close family members. 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit
 Obituary information may also be viewed online at
 Services for Layne will be held tomorrow March 23rd at 1:00pm, 
at Dunwoody Baptist Church, 1445 Mount Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, Georgia.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary..................SLOUGH, Nancy Elaine "Layne"

Nancy Elaine "Layne" Slough, 78, of Dunwoody passed away peacefully March 19, 2019, surrounded by her family. Layne was loved and respected by everyone for her kindness, generosity, strength, and beauty. She will be missed by all who knew her, dearly so by her family. Layne has rejoined her beloved son, Phillip Christopher, who was taken too soon at age 16; and grandson, Nathan Alexander. She is survived by her husband and soulmate of nearly 55 years, Phillip R. Slough; daughter, Kristen Layne Quinn; grandchildren, Kaelyn Layne Quinn (Geoffrey Edwards), James Phillip Quinn, Ian Joseph Quinn; and brothers, Franklin Adams (Kathy), and John Adams. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00pm at Dunwoody Baptist Church, 1445 Mount Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Assistance League of Atlanta, 3534 Broad St., Chamblee, GA 30341 www.assistanceleague.org/atlanta;

Monday, March 18, 2019

DL Capt. Richard Coleman Davis

DL Capt. Richard Coleman Davis
MAY 8, 1942 ~ MARCH 13, 2019 
This news has reached our website....word with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Richard Coleman Davis, age 76.  Captain Davis joined Delta Air Lines 01-29-1973 and retired with Delta in 2002, based ATL then 030/SLC at the time of his retirement.  He is survived by his wife Elaine....please see contact information below.
To share memories and condolences online please visit
Heritage Funeral & Cremation Services of Lafayette is handling arrangements.
Should more information be received we will be sure to pass it along.
                Thank you,
                    ~ Carol for the PCN 
 Sunday, March 17, 2019 .......rcvd at our Web Site 
Deceased full name  Richard C. Davis
 Date of Birth  05/08/42
 Date of Death  03/13/19
 Cause of death:  Glioblastoma
 Spouse  Elaine C. Davis
 Address:  1500 Aster Ct. , Superior  CO  80027 
Contact Name:  Elaine Davis  redavis07@me.com

 Phone  801-971-8803 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

NC/NWA Charles Edward ‘Dan’ Marx

Military veteran, NC/NWA Charles Edward ‘Dan’ Marx
NOVEMBER 22, 1926 ~ FEBRUARY 28, 2019 
Notification with the passing of retired North Central/Northwest pilot Captain Charles Edward Marx, age 92.  Captain Marx began his commercial flying career 06-05-1952.
To view the obituary online please visit  
  Also at
Arrangements were entrusted to Mattson Funeral & Cremation Service of Forest Lake, Minnesota.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 

Charles Edward (Dan) MARX of Scandia, MN met the Lord on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the age of 92 years old. He is now at peace with his wife, Margaret of 60 years. Dan was born November 22, 1926 to George and Evelyn Marx in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dan is survived by children, Matthew (Sue) Marx, Sandra (Robert) Maclean, Daniel (Linda) Marx and his three grandchildren, Michaela Maclean, Andrew Maclean and Sydney Kaye Marx. Dan was drafted into the Army and spent his military time in Bamberg Germany. Flying airplanes was his passion and he learned to fly at the age of sixteen. He was the youngest pilot hired in the second crew of commercial airline pilots for North Central working his way up to Captain of Northwest Airlines (now Delta). Dan was an avid hunter and loved spending time up north at the cabin with friends and family. Upon moving to Forest Lake with his young family, Dan started a hobby farm raising cattle and appaloosa horses. He became very involved in youth hockey and coached for many years. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 25402 Itasca Avenue, Forest Lake, MN. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Private family interment will be held in the spring at Elim Lutheran Cemetery, Scandia, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Christian Community Homes of Osceola, 2650 65th Avenue, Osceola, WI 54020. www.mattsonfuneralhome.com

former NWA pilot Jerry Vincent Marcinek

USAF veteran, former NWA pilot Jerry Vincent Marcinek
January 6, 1940 ~ February 28, 2019
Notification with the passing of former Northwest pilot Jerry Vincent Marcinek, age 79.  Jerry first joined Northwest Airlines 09-22-1969 and went on to fly for Eastern and Value Jet/Air Tran as noted in his obituary below.
To view Jerry’s obituary online please visit
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary.....................Jerry Vincent Marcinek,  Naples FL
Jerry Vincent Marcinek, retired pilot and boat captain passed away on February 28, 2019 at the age of 79, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Jerry is survived by his devoted wife, Linda, his son, Tim Marcinek, and his two step-daughters, April May and Dodie Sullivan, spouse Mike, his grandchild, Bailey and his beloved dogs, Lucy and Petunia Pie.
Jerry was born, January 6, 1940, in East St. Louis, Missouri, to Mary and Vincent Marcinek. Jerry graduated from East St. Louis Sr.High School in 1958 and from there he attended Southern Illinois University where he graduated in 1963 with a degree in Clinical Psychology. Following his college career Jerry attended the United States Air Force Pilot Training Program from 1963-1964, and was stationed in Seattle, Washington where he flew transport to the Artic and Southeast Asia. In 1968-1969, Jerry was a combat pilot in Vietnam as an Air Liaison Officer, to Fifth Special Forces Unit, Kon Tom,
Province, Vietnam. Jerry was discharged honorably in 1970, with distinguished Flying Cross, Air Metal with numerous clusters, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and Silver Star. After Jerry was honorably discharged he was hired by Northwest Airlines in 1970 to jump start his career as a pilot. in 1971, Jerry flew with Eastern Airlines as a Flight Officer until 1991. In 1991, Jerry was asked to be a Start-Up Pilot with Value Jet which later became AirTran until retirement in 2000. In addition, to his love of flying, Jerry enjoyed many hobbies and interest, especially sailing, traveling, gardening, happy hour at 5:00 p.m. and working at West Marine. In-fact, Jerry received his U.S. Coast Guard Captain's license in 1998, which he put to use immersing himself in corporate charters, at Dinner Key Marina, Coconut Grove, FL. While at West Marine and chartering his sail boat, Jerry made many lifelong friends in Pensacola, FL at the Grand Lagoon Yacht Club, Coconut Grove, FL and in Naples. Jerry made a point of beginning his day, just being on the water if possible, watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee in hand and starting every morning fresh. Prior to his passing, Jerry was honored to be a participant of Collier County Honor Flight, Mission 14 on November 4, 2017. Jerry was thankful to all those who provided him with comfort, care and compassion at Moffitt and VITAS Hospice Unit.
In keeping with Jerry's wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Moffitt Cancer Research or Collier County Honor Flight.

Arrangements are in care of National Cremation and Burial Society.

WA/DL Capt. William ‘Bill’ Grimditch

USAF veteran, WA/DL Capt. William ‘Bill’ Grimditch
September 3, 1944 ~ February 8, 2019
Notification with the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain William Henry Grimditch III, age 74.  Captain Grimditch joined Western Airlines 06-11-1973 and retired with Delta Air Lines, based SLC/030.  Captain Grimditch suffered an at home fall resulting in brain trauma, and those medical complications led to his passing.  He is survived by his wife Heidi plus many dear family members and friends.  To view the obituary online please visit
 Also at
CELEBRATION OF LIFE event:  Saturday, March 23rd at 2:00 PM
Mountains Edge Gym, 555 30th St., Boulder, CO.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN

Bill Grimditch was a man who brought his classic smile and sweet demeanor with him and shared that with everyone he met. Whether it was greeting people boarding his plane, showing kindness to the cashier at McDonalds, or his unwavering loyalty to his friends and family, Bill loved people. He was a connoisseur of fast food fish sandwiches, soft-serve ice cream, Coca-Cola, flan and conservative talk radio. He had the ability to talk politics in a light-hearted manner with the staunchest of Boulder liberals and somehow remain pals. Bill was a rare soul that will be deeply missed, yet his life history shows that he lived and loved to the fullest. Bill was born in Phoenix in 1944 to Bill Jr. (deceased) and Gioia (deceased). His childhood was spent in Phoenix, Hillsboro Beach, and Lake Placid, NY. Growing up, he was a gun toting, scuba diving, waterskiing wild man that drove way too fast, and managed to get thrown out of more than one school. Bill had numerous odd jobs like picking cotton in Phoenix, cutting new ski trails in Upstate, NY, driving a taxi cab in Miami, and teaching waterskiing in the summers. He would be the first to admit that he was not a stellar student but managed to earn a degree in Psychology from the University of Miami - by the skin of his teeth. A career in Psychology was not in his cards though. With the Vietnam War looming, Bill decided to join the Air Force and soon after asked his girlfriend, Heidi, to marry him. They married in Atlanta in '68 and moved to Del Rio, TX where he began pilot training. Bill was transferred to Rapid City and was shipped overseas to fly KC-135 refueling tankers during the Vietnam War. During this busy time, Bill and Heidi managed to own and operate a hotel in Deadwood, a former brothel, and have their first daughter, Lauren. Bill and his young family (and their cats) survived the devastating Rapid City flood of '72 thanks to his bravery and quick reactions (qualities that he was renowned for). Bill described joining the Air Force as one of the best decisions he ever made as it gave him a clear vision which led to a rewarding career as an airline pilot. In '73, he accepted a pilot position at Western Airlines, later Delta, and moved his family to Boulder where he lived the rest of life. During their time in Boulder, Bill and Heidi added Brent and Lleane to the family, and five grandchildren. He served on the Boards of the Lake Eldora Race Team and the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Bill loved Halloween and he entertained trick-or-treaters with his elaborate productions and costumes which became quite a neighborhood spectacle. He loved his family and tried to attend almost all his children's and grandchildren's events. As a grandfather, he and relished the opportunity take them to get soft-serve - even at 9 in the morning! In recent years, he worked at the Mountain's Edge Gym in Boulder where he greeted people at the front desk with that classic Bill smile and took seriously his duty to research the daily trivia stumper and gave his absolute best no matter the task. Bill was a classic gentleman in that he valued tradition and he demonstrated chivalry daily. He used words like "gal" and "mixed company" and said things like, "are you decent in there?" If he was eating at a table with "mixed company," he would stand up every time a gal would arrive or leave the table. Words to describe Bill are; loving, loyal, brave, humble, sweet, serving, honorable, humorous and driven. His family will be hosting a Celebration of Life for Bill at Mountains Edge Gym, 555 30th St. in Boulder on March 23, 2019 at 2:00PM, more info on Caring Bridge. We will all miss Bill so much but are thankful he is now free to move about the western sky, without an airplane!

C&S Verna Lee Stover Angel, widow of C&S/DL Capt. Paul H. Angel

Verna Lee Stover Angel, widow of C&S/DL Capt. Paul H. Angel
March 2, 1925 - March 3, 2019
Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member Verna Lee Angel, widow of C&S/Delta pilot Captain Paul Hildred Angel.  Verna Lee was 94 years of age at the time of her passing.  Captain Paul Angel was born October 2, 1923.  He joined Chicago & Southern 06-12-1951.  Captain Angel passed February 2, 2006....please see obituaries below.
To view Mrs. Angel’s obituary online please visit
  Also at
Memorial Services for Verna are planned for March 23rd, Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs, AR.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 - Verna Lee Stover Angel was born March 2, 1925 in England, Arkansas and she died in Monroe, Louisiana on March 3, 2019 at the age of 94. A memorial service will be held on March 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas where she will also be interred in the columbarium.
She was born in England, Arkansas and was raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Like both of her parents, Lee learned to fly. On completion of her first solo flight, her father had his mechanic remove the wooden propeller as a symbol of the event. It is still displayed today. Graduating from Hot Springs High, she attended Texas Women's College in Denton, TX. After college, Lee obtained her commercial pilot's license and worked for her father, John Stover, at Stover Aviation in all aspects of business. In those days, her nickname was Smokey. She met her future husband, Paul, when he came to Hot Springs to work as both mechanic and pilot for her father. Both would go on to work for Chicago and Southern (which merged into Delta Airlines), Lee as a ticket agent and Paul as a pilot. Through the years they lived in Memphis, Houston, New Orleans, Dallas, and Atlanta before retiring back to Hot Springs.
Lee was very proud to be part of a flying legacy. The four generations include her mother, father, husband, son, daughter, grandson, and granddaughter.
She went on to be a consummate hostess, entertaining family and friends wherever she lived. Lee loved serving others, especially her grandchildren. Although they traveled the world, Lee and Paul were happiest upon returning to their home, Mosswood, on Lake Hamilton.
Lee was a member of Delta Beta Sigma, P.E.O. Chapter BJ, Westminster Presbyterian Church, and the Westminster Presbyterian Women of the Church Lydia Circle.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Angel; and her parents, John Stover and Emily Mae Stover Offenstein.
She is survived by her son, John Angel and wife Laura; daughter Paula Napper and husband Marshall; step-daughter Pam Mackey and husband Wyatt; five grandchildren and their spouses: Jeff Bittle, Travis Napper and wife Brittany, Cole Napper and wife Rakshya, Emily Napper Cupp and husband Cody, Caitlin Angel Sunseri and husband Matthew; six great-grandchildren Brayden, Maddie and Bobby Bittle, Emory and Stover Napper, and Millie Terrell; half-sister Janice Holzer and husband Nick: and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend warm thanks to all of the wonderful employees at The Oaks' Eden Place and Ascend Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made to the Alzheimer's Association or P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund, https://donations.peointernational.org/ Specify Chapter BJ in Arkansas.
Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com
Obituary:  Paul Hildred Angel, 82
Sentinel-Record, The (Hot Springs, AR) - 
The memorial service for Paul Hildred Angel, 82, of Hot Springs who died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, will be 11 a.m. today in Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Stan Larson officiating.
Entombment will be at Westminster Presbyterian Columbarium.

Arrangements are by Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.

Friday, March 15, 2019

PAA/DL Capt. David Hill Peterson

Military veteran, PAA/DL Capt. David Hill Peterson
January 14, 1940 - January 01, 2018
Belated news and as noted in the ALPA magazine’s In Memoriam column ..... notification with the passing of Pan Am/Delta pilot Captain David Hill Peterson, age 77, nearing his 78th birthday.  Capt. Peterson joined Pan American Airways 01-27-1973.  Obituary below notes that he retired with Delta Air Lines in 1995.
Obituary information may still be viewed online at
Arrangements were entrusted to Mark's Funeral Service of Windsor, Colorado.
Phone: 970-686-9525    www.marksfuneralservice.com
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary for David Hill Peterson..........................
David Hill Peterson, 77, of Windsor, Colorado died unexpectedly Monday January 1, 2018.
David leaves his wife of 54 years, Lynn (Poole) ; three children, Suzanne (Scott) Rose, Noel (John) Ries, and David (Laura) Peterson, Jr.; six grandchildren, Madelynn, Collin, Elizabeth, David, Tripp, Eliza and Bronwyn; four great grandchildren, Austin, Serenity, Cheyenne, and Brooklyn; and sister, Piper Peterson. Preceded in death by his parents Anne (Wells) and Frederick R. Peterson and brothers George and William Peterson.
David was born January 14, 1940 in Trenton, NJ.
David graduated from Taft School in Watertown, CT in 1957, from Princeton University in 1961, and was also member of the Charter Club. He played hockey while attending Princeton. Following college, rather than going on to Cornell for Law School, he joined the U.S. Naval Aviation program as he had never flown in an airplane. He was an air craft carrier pilot aboard carriers; Saratoga, Forrestal, and the Lexington. Following the Navy he flew for Pan American World Airways until 1989 at which time he joined Delta Airlines. Captain Peterson retired from Delta Airlines in 1995 due to the diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease. Dave was an excellent golfer, an all round sports enthusiast, and a brilliant man with an unmatched sense of humor.

A memorial service will be held Saturday January 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Albans Episcopal Church in Windsor, CO. In lieu of flowers David would be happy that a donation be made to St. Albans Episcopal Church. P.O. box 697 Windsor, CO 80550. On Condolences may be made at www.marksfuneralservice.com

DL Capt. Keith David Renz

USAF veteran, DL Capt. Keith David Renz
June 23, 1959 - July 30, 2018
Belated news and as noted in the ALPA magazine’s In Memoriam column ..... notification with the passing of Delta Captain Keith David Renz, age 59.  Captain Renz joined Delta Air Lines 03-30-1989 and was based ATL. 
Notice of Captain Renz’s death and the online guestbook may be found at
Arrangements were entrusted to Poole Funeral Home & Cremation Services,
1970 Eagle Drive, Woodstock, GA 30189
Phone: (678) 932-2097    www.PooleFuneralHome.net
            Thank you,

                ~ Carol for the PCN  

NWA Capt. W. E. ‘Lee’ Schlough

Military veteran, NWA Capt. W. E. ‘Lee’ Schlough
May 31, 1943 ~ March 9, 2019
Notification with the passing of retired Northwest pilot Capt. Welsey ‘Lee’ Edmund Schlough Jr., age 75.  Captain Schlough joined Northwest Airlines 04-08-1968 and retired with Northwest in 2003.  He is survived by his wife Joanne and his son Bryann plus many other dear family members.
To view the obituary and guestbook online please visit the funeral home website at
Please see obituary below for March 18-19th service arrangements in Minnesota. 
If more information is received, we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN  
Obituary................... Lee Schlough
Lee Schlough, age 75, of Prior Lake MN, entered eternal peace on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the NC Little Hospice in Edina after a valiant battle with prostate cancer.
A time of gathering will be on Monday, March 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation 4565 Pleasant Street SE, Prior Lake and one hour prior to the Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, March 19 at 11 a.m., at St. Michael Catholic Church 16400 Duluth Avenue SE, Prior Lake. Father Tom Walker will preside. Urn bearers will be members of Lees family, Jim, Dick, Don, Paul and Tom. He will be laid to rest at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Prior Lake VFW Honor Guard.
Welsey Edmund Schlough Jr. was born to parents, Wesley and Harriet (Greenwood), on May 31, 1943, in Chicago, IL. Most of his childhood was spent growing up in St. Cloud, MN, with his twelve younger siblings. Lee attended Cathedral High School and was a proud graduate of the class of 1961. He briefly attended the University of Minnesota before enlisting in the United States Navy. For the next six years, Lee was a pilot during the Vietnam War. Through networking, he took his experience and expertise and became a pilot for Northwest Airlines. For nearly 40 years, Lee traveled the world as a pilot. At the age of 60, he retired his wings.
Through mutual friends, Lee was introduced to a beautiful young gal named, Joanne Eissing. She was immediately drawn to his good looks and kindness. They dated for a few years before marrying on October 5, 1968, at the Basilica of St. Marys in Minneapolis. They established a home in Lakeville, where they were blessed with a wonderful son named Bryann. In 1976, the family moved to Prior Lake, where they have called this community home. As a family, they enjoyed traveling. The best times for Lee was being home surrounded by his family. When time allowed, Lee loved to attend Indian Guide gatherings and Bryann's various sporting events.
Life became the richest when he became poppy to Novi and Olly. Lee and Joanne loved to spoil them any opportunity they had.
For over 40 years, Lee assisted his family preparing and serving customers at the Family Tree Café, during the Minnesota State Fair. It didn't matter your age or relationship, everyone in the family was involved! In the 1980's, Lee took an interest in running. He participated for 13 consecutive years in Grandmas Marathon, along with the neighborhood crew. This event became a special gathering each year for the neighbors as they cheered the runners on.
Lee and Joanne purchased a home at the Highland Woods Community in Bonita Springs, FL. For over 20 years, they created many lasting friendships. Lee helped initiate the Bocce League, enjoyed socializing and played golf. He took his love of golf into customizing and repairing clubs for anyone who asked. He also studied their swing to perfect their game and give the golfer the best fit. Lee was very generous with his time and others projects, it didn't matter the task. Committed, and a perfectionist, he was all about the process rather than the end result.
Dedicated to his faith, Lee was involved at St. Michaels Church. He was a great man displaying generosity, kindness and love to others.
Lee will be forever loved and missed by his wife of 50 years, Joanne; son, Bryann (Lisa Edgerly) Schlough; grandchildren, Novia Schlough, Olly Schlough; siblings, Jim Schlough, Dick (Rebecca) Schlough, Mary (David) Huber, Judy (John) Stadden, Don (Theresa) Schlough, Margaret Schlough, Barbara Fritz, Paul (Jamie) Schlough, Patty Schlough, Terri Braun, Joy (Brian) Lang; aunt, Carole Freeman; many other relatives and friends.
Lee is welcomed home by parents, Wes and Harriet; brother, Mark Schlough and sister-in-law, Sharon Schlough.


NWA Capt. William Howard Hagedorn

Military veteran, NWA Capt. William Howard Hagedorn
April 22, 1953 - January 24, 2019
Notification with the passing of retired Northwest pilot Captain William ‘Bill’ Howard Hagedorn, age 65.  Captain Hagedorn joined Northwest Airlines 09-20-1985 and retired with Northwest as noted in his obituary below.  Captain Hagedorn is survived by his wife Tammi plus many other extended family members. 
The obituary and guestbook may be viewed online at the funeral home website: 
As was Captain Hagedorn’s wishes, there will be no services. 
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as 
    7801 10th Ave S # 10th., Saint Petersburg FL 33707-2701.
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                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary.............William Howard Hagedorn
                        April 22, 1953 - January 24, 2019
                        Born in Ft. Walton, Florida
                        Resided in St. Petersburg, Florida
William (Bill) H. Hagedorn, 65, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019. Bill was born in Fort Walton Beach, FL on April 22, 1953. He graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1971 and The University of West Florida in 1977. Bill was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy. Upon completion of Naval Flight Training, Bill earned his wings of gold in February 1980. He was assigned to fly the Antisubmarine Warfare P-3 Orion aircraft where he served in Patrol Squadron 56 (VP-56). After serving in the Fleet and making several deployments, Bill became an instructor at NAS Whiting Field, teaching Student Naval Aviators in the initial phase of flight training. Bill took pride in his ability to develop numerous successful Navy and Marine Corps pilots. Bill left US Naval service in September 1985 and began a career with Northwest Airlines. During 20 years at Northwest he flew numerous aircrafts in the US and overseas including the Boeing 727, the DC-10, and the Boeing 747-400. Bill retired in 2006 as a Captain on the Boeing 757. Bill was known to his fellow pilots as a most dedicated and meticulous aviator. Bill also had a passion for boating and was a member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. He enjoyed socializing with his many friends and neighbors and particularly enjoyed weekly lunches by boat with the ORG's (Old Retired Guys) as well as his lunches at The Wharf with his group of pilot friends. Bill had a quirky sense of humor and enjoyed teasing his friends and making other laugh. Everyone who knew Bill will miss him dearly but none as much as Amazon Prime. Bill is survived by his wife Tammi of 34 years, his sister Carol Shaw (Bryant), sister-in-law Gloria Thomas, Mother-in-law, Hilda Lee and his beloved dog, Bailey. Bill also had two nephews, David Shaw and Tony Shaw (Kelly), a niece Stephanie Johnston (Sully) and three great nephews, Tony Shaw, Evan Shaw and Maddox Johnston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Petpals at Petpalanimalshelter.com or RNPA Retired Northwest Airlines Association Scholarship Fund: contact: Tom Schellinger 952-953-4378/ Paul Soderlind Memorial Scholarship, P. O. Box 240928, Apple Valley, MN 55124, or the charity of your choice.

Bill's wishes were to be cremated with his ashes scattered in the Gulf of Mexico that he loved. At his request, there will be no funeral service.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

DL F/O Harry C. Riker

DL F/O Harry C. Riker
April 9, 1955 ~ December 8, 2018
As noted in the March 2019 issue of the Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam column, the passing of retired Pan Am/Tower/Delta Air Lines pilot F/O Harry C. Riker, age 63.  Harry joined Delta Air Lines 01-27-2000, and retired with Delta in 2006 as noted below.
To view the obituary online and share your memories please visit the funeral home website at
F/O Riker is survived by his wife Angela plus many other close family members. 
Services were held in Lynbrook, New York.
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                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Riker- Harry C. of Malverne on December 8, 2018. Beloved husband of Angela (nee Gargano). Loving father of Walter and Eric. Dear brother of Janet Marston (Michael) and Linda Filiberto. Also survived by his nieces and nephews Richard Filiberto, Philip Marston, Vincent Gargano  and Melissa Baron.
Harry C. Riker of Malverne and Middleburgh, NY, was born in Queens on April 9th 1955 to Walter and Filomena Riker.   As a young man Harry had a fascination with planes and aviation.  After graduating from Valley Stream North High School in 1973, Harry attended Dowling College in Oakdale, NY.  Harry graduated Dowling College with a bachelor in business administration and a minor in aviation.  Following graduation from Dowling, Harry worked as an aircraft dispatcher for Air France, and then as a crew scheduler for Pan Am.  He eventually achieved his dream of becoming a professional pilot and flew for various companies including Pan Am, Tower, and Delta Airlines.  Harry’s favorite trips as a pilot were down to the islands in the Caribbean with Delta Airlines, and to exotic locations like Cairo, Egypt, and Munich, Germany.

For generations, the Riker family has owned property upstate in Middleburgh, NY, and Harry spent many happy hours there hunting and fishing.  He took pride in sharing these pastimes with his sons and his close friends.  After his retirement in 2006 he continued to enjoy his fruitful life with his wife and two sons Walter and Eric. The following years would prove to be what every father wishes to achieve, proudly watching your two sons grow up and carry on your legacy.

NWA/DL Capt. George M. Payne

Military veteran, NWA/DL Capt. George M. Payne
February 21, 1952 ~ January 11, 2019

As noted in the March 2019 issue of the Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam column, the passing of retired Northwest/Delta pilot Captain George Martin Payne, age 66.  Captain Payne joined Northwest Airlines 08-15-1986.  He is survived by his wife Beatrice M. Diehl plus many other close family members. 
To view the obituary online and share memories please visit
Please see obituary below noting that a celebration of his life is being planned .... time/date yet to be determined.
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                ~ Carol for the PCN 
George Martin Payne, formerly of Ottumwa, Iowa, passed away at his home in Jonesville, MI on
January 11, 2019.
George was born February 21, 1952, in Great Lakes, Illinois, to Philip P. and Beulah J. Myers Payne.
He graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1970 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Iowa State University in 1974. He commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy and served from 1974 to 1986. He subsequently began his commercial aviation career as a pilot with Northwest Airlines.  After he retired as a 767 Captain, he served as an Aviation Safety Inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration.
George loved the outdoors, both soaring above as a pilot and firmly on the ground as a passionate arborist, woodworker, and BSA volunteer. He especially enjoyed his involvement with Troop 174 of Hillsdale, MI. George was an ardent lifelong learner, but treasured time with family above all.
George leaves behind his wife, Beatrice M. Diehl, and his sons, Alexander P. Payne (Albuquerque, NM) and Nicholas F. Payne (Pensacola, FL). He is also survived by siblings Sam (Mary) Payne, Bill (Carol) Payne, Frank (Cheri) Payne, Connie (Dan) Cavanaugh, Mary Ann (Rick) Southworth; step-mother Franrica Payne, step-brothers Martin Simonson and Danny (Melissa) Simonson; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Phil and Beulah, and sisters, Rose and Marcia Payne.
His body has been cremated and a family gathering and celebration of his life is being planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers please consider honoring George’s memory by planting a tree, spending time with your family and/or volunteering your time to the youth of our country.


PAA/DL Capt. Charles F. Mulin

Military veteran, PAA/DL Capt. Charles F. Mulin
August 20, 1937 – January 16, 2018   
Belated news.....as noted in the March 2019 issue of the Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam column, the passing of retired Pan Am pilot Captain Charles Filimon Mulin, age 80. Born in Honolulu and a military veteran, I believe he joined Pan American Airways 06-05-1967.  Captain Mulin is survived by his wife Andrea and his daughter Eleanor. 
No other information is known.
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Baird-Case Jordan-Fannin Funeral Home Obituary
Charles was born on August 20, 1937 and passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Charles was a resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the time of passing.
Mulin, Charles F., age 80, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed away on January, 16, 2018. Charles is survived by his wife Andrea and daughter Eleanor Page.


PAA/DL Capt. Louis D. Carrara Jr.

PAA/DL Capt. Louis D. Carrara Jr.
August 22, 1935 ~ December 1, 2018
As noted in the March 2019 issue of the Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam column, the passing of retired Pan Am/Delta pilot Captain Louis Carrara, age 83.  I believe Captain Carrara joined Pan American 06-14-1966.  No other details are available. 
Condolences may be shared online at
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                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Louis D. Carrara
Bethpage, East Islip, West Islip 
Louis D. Carrara
December 1, 2018
East Islip, New York
Here is Louis D. Carrara’s online obituary. Please accept Everhere’s sincere condolences.
With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Louis D. Carrara (East Islip, New York), who passed away on December 1, 2018. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Louis D. Carrara to pay them a last tribute.
Donations may be made to: Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter 8180 Greensboro Drive Suite 400 McLean, VA 22102.

Suggested donation : Alzheimer's Association

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

NAL/PAA/UAL Capt. Robert Wayne Marcott

Dear friends of Capt. Bob Marcott   .... sharing this news of his passing...........
Robert Wayne Marcott (General - Retired)   ( July 24, 1949 - February 16, 2019 )
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
NAL/PAA/UAL Captain Bob Marcott
DOB July 24, 1949      DOH Nov 1, 1977      DOD Feb 16, 2019
USAF Veteran-Brigadier General USAFR
Click below for Bob's extensive obituary. The second link is to Bob's guest book at Oakmont Funeral Home, which includes a more recent picture. Our thanks to Joe Orzeck for news of Bob's passing. 

click here for Bob's obituary  Brigadier_General_Robert_Marcott_version_2-2.docx  
Guestbook available at :
Obituary:     Brigadier General Robert “Bob” Wayne Marcott was born in Wichita, KS on July 24, 1949.  He was the son of the late Melvin Francis Marcott and Bernice Dolores Nelson Marcott.  Bob grew up in the rural town of Burns, KS until 1956 when his family moved west to San Mateo, CA.  His high school years were consumed with his passion for baseball with Bob receiving the league’s Most Valuable Player Award in 1967 as a pitcher, the same year he graduated from Hillsdale High School.  He briefly considered a career in baseball and spent the summer travelling with a local baseball barnstorming team, but his true calling was to become a pilot.  In the fall of 1967 he began that journey at the College of San Mateo majoring in aeronautics.  Always goal oriented, he progressed rapidly earning private, commercial, flight instructor and multi-engine ratings.  He would often fly students to Vacaville’s Nut Tree Airport for lunch, not realizing that Vacaville would become his long-time home.  He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Operations from San Jose State University in 1972 where he was a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Program.  He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force on June 7, 1972. 
Bob began his Air Force aviation career at Reese AFB, TX, where he earned his Air Force wings flying the T-37 “Tweet” and the T-38 “Talon”.  Following Pilot Training, he relocated to Altus AFB, Oklahoma where he transitioned to the C-141 “Starlifter”.  His first assignment after training was to the 15th Airlift Squadron (ALS), Norton AFB, CA where he flew the C-141 “Starlifter” to the four corners of the globe.  He served in the “plans branch” of the 15th ALS, as a duty officer in the 63rd Airlift Wing Control Center, and later on as an Airlift Control Element (ALCE) Commander for Red Flag at Nellis AFB, NV.  In 1976, Bob transferred from active duty to the Air Force Reserve, joining the 729th ALS, Norton AFB, CA. 
In 1980, Bob joined the 708th ALS, Travis AFB, CA where he continued his C-141 flying career.  In 1990, he was activated and served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  He was later appointed Chief Pilot of the 708th ALS and served simultaneously as the Chairman of the 349th Small Computer Working Group.  In 1996, Bob was selected as Commander of the 710th ALS.  His duties included integrating the 708th ALS into the 710th ALS.  On November 15, 1997, the 710th ALS was formally deactivated, ending the C-141 mission at Travis AFB and Bob’s twenty-five-year career flying the C-141.  He continued his affiliation with the 349th Air Mobility Wing as Assistant Director to the 349th Operations Group Commander.  He was promoted to Colonel in May 1998 and transferred to the 615th Air Mobility Operations Group (AMOG), Travis AFB, where he served as the IMA to the Commander. 
In October 1998, Bob was appointed Vice Wing Commander of the 433rd Airlift Wing, Kelly AFB, TX where he flew the C-5 “Galaxy”.  In December 2000, he was selected as the Mobilization Assistant to the J4, Director of Logistics, Engineering and Security Assistance, United States Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, HI.  He was promoted to Brigadier General on October 18, 2002.  Throughout his years of service, General Marcott displayed unwavering devotion to duty, inspirational leadership, initiative and professionalism. 
Throughout the course of his military career, General Marcott was employed as a commercial pilot in the private sector.  He began his career with National Airlines in 1977 until its merger with Pan American World Airways in 1980 and flew for Pan Am until its demise in 1991.  In 1990, as a B-747 pilot, he was selected to fly as a member of the White House Press Charter crew for Pan Am.  He retired from United Air Lines as a San Francisco based Airbus 320 Captain in July 2014 after twenty-one years of service.  He briefly flew Gulfstream 200 jets in the corporate sector at the end of his flying career.  Bob logged more than 40,000 hours flight time from the combination of his military and civilian careers. 
General Marcott was a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, the Reserve National Defense Course and Air War College.  He obtained a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Fellowship in National Security Leadership from Syracuse University.
General Marcott’s awards included the Legion of Merit, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal and various other unit and campaign decorations. 
Bob had a keen interest in and served on the Board of Directors for the Center for Freedom and Flight, an air museum and armory located in Vacaville, CA.  He was honored to be a member of this board and looked forward to contributing to its continued growth and success.  He also served on the San Jose State Aviation Advisory Board where he helped develop curricula, career guidance programs and interview techniques for aspiring pilots.
Bob was a man of many interests, with unrelenting energy, who persevered in the toughest of times.  He was a master at setting goals and achieving them.  He did not have the best of luck with private sector employers as both Pan Am and United Air Lines went bankrupt!  He worked hard to overcome these obstacles and rebuild his career under difficult circumstances.  He was a true Renaissance man with a passion for life like no other and would try most anything at least once including flying a helicopter, (a difficult task for a fixed wing pilot!), scuba diving (he was night dive certified), golfing, sailing on San Francisco Bay, Western Saddle (he once owned a horse) and English Saddle horseback riding (he fell off the horse and that was the end of that!), acting as an “extra” in TV shows (be sure to see him in the upcoming season of the TV series “13 Reasons Why”), and he continued to play baseball in the Roy Hobbs League until his body said “Enough!”  He acted as a General Contractor for his own building project and aspired to grow grapes on his country property.  Bob travelled the world vacationing in Japan, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Viet Nam, Thailand and Cuba, and had travelled to every continent, including Antarctica.  He had planned an around the world trip including stops in Dubai, Oman, and Singapore.  His love, however, was always the Hawaiian Islands, Maui in particular, where Bob and his love, Gayle, enjoyed many happy times. 
And then there were Bob’s two nautical loves, both Chris Craft motor yachts. First, there was the thirty-five-foot Baby Bear and most recently, the Al Di La, his beloved fifty-foot Chris Craft that he finally found in Florida after three years of searching.  Always adventurous, he piloted the Al Di La from Florida’s gulf coast through the Okeechobee Waterway, down the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway to Ft. Lauderdale where she was hoisted onto a ship, transported through the Panama Canal and unloaded in Ensenada, Mexico, quite a feat.  Bob then piloted her to her new home in San Diego where she still awaits her Captain Bob to return to her.
Always on modernization’s cutting edge, Bob embraced new technology and greater efficiency.  An avid reader and life long learner, he had the vision to understand how new technologies could benefit mankind.  He had the ability to cut through the small details and envision the final outcome and used this ability throughout his life.  Racing towards the future, he thought a Tesla would get him there in style.  So, yet another love, “Teela”, the Tesla came into his life.  While Teela was feeding at the local charging station, Bob was reading –  Wall Street Journals, of course, sometimes ten at a time!
He was quiet and humble with great compassion for his fellow man.  Few really knew him, his titles and accomplishments meant little to him.  To most people he was just Bob…not a pilot, not a General, just Bob.  He would often introduce himself as “Hi, my name is Bob, with one O.” He never brought attention to himself, always willing to let the other person shine...a rarity in today’s world.  He was sentimental and a man of great emotion, always wearing his heart on his sleeve and never afraid to cry with tears welling up in those beautiful, expressive, and kind blue eyes.  Possessing a deep moral conviction, he lived his life believing that one should give freely to others, asking nothing in return.  He lived by the word of God as he cared for his parents, his wife, his children and grandchildren, his mother-in-law, and even a dear elderly friend in need.  He did this in his own way, in his own style.    
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Gayle True Marcott, his son Michael A. Marcott (Kaylee) of Granbury, TX, daughter Michelle Medina (Johnnie) of San Diego, CA, his brother Mike Marcott (Linda) of Port Charlotte, FL, sister Cindy Macaluso (Jim) of Redmond, WA, adoring grandchildren, Nick, Brody, Cooper, Kylie, Aidan, Ethan, Rennlee, and many nieces and nephews.  Bob always said that the reason to have children is to have grandchildren.   
Bob… son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend…you will be forever missed.  There will always be a large hole in our hearts as you leave us longing for your presence just one more time.  We will forever miss your sweet voice and your peaceful ways.  What more can you say about this precious and beautiful life that was taken so soon, yet with so much more to give.  He was simply our Bob, our very special Bob.  We love you. 
Godspeed, my Sweet Bear.